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Ft. Belknap Mid Winter Fair is almost here

Young native dancers followed an adult dancer during the opening ceremonies for the traditional Powwow's Grand Entry at the 2015 Fort Belknap Mid-Winter Fair. This year's Mid-Winter Fair is...

 By Steve Edwards    News    January 24, 2018

Fort Belknap's Mid Winter Fair celebrates 50th Anniversary

This coming January 30th through February 4th the Fort Belknap Indian Community will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mid Winter Fair. Many locals remember when the Mid Winter Fair began. Allie...

 By Steve Edwards    News    January 24, 2018

45 local volunteer firefighters attend 2nd Annual Northcentral Wildland Fire Training Conference

About 45 area volunteer firefighters attended the second annual Northcentral Wildland Fire Training Conference hosted by the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC) in cooperation with several...

 By Steve Edwards    News    January 24, 2018

Meet 'Shug,' the new costumed mascot for the Chinook Sugarbeeters

'Shug' (sounds like "sug" in sugar) is the newest version of Chinook High's mascot, the Sugarbeeter. The new version of the mascot made its premier, in its official mascot-role, at a home basketball g...


Students named to University of Montana, MSU Bozeman fall semester Dean's List

Missoula -- At the University of Montana, 2,631 students made the fall semester 2017 Dean’s List and President’s 4.0 List. To qualify for the Dean’s List or President’s 4.0 List, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or...


Local Resident named to Dean's List at Gonzaga University

SPOKANE, Wash. (Jan. 22, 2018) — The following residents of [hometown] have earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for fall semester 2017. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.84 grade-point average to be listed. Hays, MT - Colette...


Montana Community Foundation Announces Scholarship Applications are Now Available

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Riley Meredith, (406) 443-8313 Marketing & Communications Director Helena, Mont., January 10, 2018 – Montana Community Foundation (MCF) announced applications for academic scholarships for the 2018-19 ac...


The student body, teachers and staff of Turner Public School

This picture represents the students and teachers of Turner Public School. They all gathered one morning last week to have a quick snap and be back to their classes. Kindergarten students are in the...

 By Anita Reed    News    January 24, 2018

Hogeland happenings

Gene, Susan and Emily Billmayer attended the Annual meeting at the church in Hogeland on Sunday. Chad took Sandy Beck to Billings on Friday to get her new car. Sandy spent the night at Dixie and Dennis Roseleip’s home that night and got to watch...

 By Diana Maloney    News    January 24, 2018

Turner Talk

Tom and Lucy Fairbank took in both ballgames this weekend in Fort Benton and in Turner. Max Cederberg attended the MAGIE one day this week in Great Falls. Linda and Darel spent Thursday through Monday in Oahu, Hawaii, where they celebrated their 40th...


Arline M. Baker

Long time Savoy/Harlem resident, Arline M. Baker, 97, passed away January 15, 2018, after a brief stay at the Sweet Nursing Home in Chinook, Montana. A viewing was held on Friday Jan. 19th 2018 at... Full story


Anthony Paul Plumage

Anthony Paul Plumage 58, passed away of natural causes on January 16th, 2018 at the Benefits hospital in Great Falls, Montana. A wake will be held on Friday January 19, 2018 starting at 7 p.m. at the... Full story


Roy Joseph Ereaux

Roy Joseph Ereaux, 60 passed away on Jan. 17th 2018 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, MT. Roy was born on Dec. 27th 1957 in Fort Belknap, Montana, to Frank “Butch” and Katherine Longknife Ereaux. He was raised at Beaver Creek and the Fort... Full story


Mikki Le' Campbell

Mikki Le' Campbell Fort Belknap, Mt Mikki Le' Campbell - Blue Fire Woman, 28, passed away on January 16, 2018 at the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre, Montana. She had been transferred there... Full story


Loudon C. Blueshield

Lodge Pole, MT - BILLLINGS-Loudon C. Blueshield, 65, a homemaker, died Saturday, January 20 at a Billings hospital of natural causes. Wake services were held at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 23, at the Chief Nosey Community Center in Lodge Pole.... Full story

 By Steve Edwards    News    January 24, 2018

American Lutheran "celebrated" volunteers

The American Lutheran Church in Chinook hosted a celebration to recognize the role of volunteers in the local community. Kayla Hudon was responsible for organizing the event and explained, "It's part...



This evening is the presentation “A Visit with Teddy Roosevelt” 7 P.M. at the Harlem Public Library. This Humanities Montana program features actor/historian Archer Ellwein as the 26th president of the U.S. Hear his views on conservation,...


Blaine County Library

The Blaine County Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting Wednesday January 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the library meeting room. February 1st the library will be hosting a...


Cervical Cancer is Preventable: There are simple ways to protect yourself and your children

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to tell you how easy it is to prevent cervical cancer. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. This is very sad since it’s very...

 By Kristi Norby    News    January 24, 2018

Chinook Senior Center

Our February calendar is out, so stop by and pick one up when you come in for a cinnamon roll on Thursday morning. They are $1 each. Please call before Wednesday if you would like more than 6. Don’t miss Whist on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. Last...



The Harlem Pubic Library and Little Rockies Senior Center will host Montana Conversations program "A Visit with Theodore Roosevelt" with Archer Ellwein on January 24, 2018. The program will be at the...

 By Steve Edwards    News    January 24, 2018

Cancer Support Group speaker presented "Cancer X 3"

Each month the Cancer Support Group in Chinook meets to hear a topic related to the challenges surrounding cancer from survivors, caregivers, researchers, medical professionals and patients. Judy...

 By Lincy Johnson    News    January 24, 2018

White Pine 4H Club Reports

White Pine 4-H Club Minutes December 21st, 2017 President Rebecca Stroh called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. on December 21st, 2017 at the Blaine County Library meeting room with 26 members, 5 leaders, and 7 guests present. Jenna Liddle led the...


Missoula Children's Theatre presentation of "The Snow Queen"

Performers and stage hands pose after the final performance of "The Snow Queen." The Missoula Children's Theatre adaptation of the fairy tale was staged under the direction of two traveling...

 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 24, 2018

11-1 'Beeters soar past Thunderbirds 72-44, blasts Big Sandy 71-27

The first half of the conference schedules have been completed and that means teams are facing each other for the second time down the stretch. The Chinook Sugarbeeters have a firm grip on the top see...


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